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UN Group says Malaysia Anwar's Jailing Politically Motivated

Imprisoned Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was prosecuted for political reasons and he should be released, a U.N. body concluded. Anwar began serving a five-year jail sentence in February after the country's top court ruled that he sodomized a former male aide in 2008. His case was widely seen as politically motivated to eliminate any threats to the ruling coalition, whose popularity has eroded in the last two elections.   The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention...

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